Oxford United face Newcastle in FA Women's Cup tie

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Oxford United Ladies are looking to continue their FA Women's Cup run this weekend when they face Premier League Northern side Newcastle United.

The U's Ladies will be treading new ground on Sunday as they have never reached this stage of the competition before.

The occasion has seen them get the opportunity to play at the Kassam Stadium for the very first time.

And Super League opposition could await the winners in the fifth round.

Oxford defeated Premier League National side Charlton Athletic in the previous round and captain Sahara Osborne-Ricketts says they are happy not to be favourites once again.

She told BBC South Sport: "We go into the game on Sunday as underdogs again, as we were in the last round, and that suits us. The pressure is off us and we have nothing to lose.

"We're really excited as we have never got this far before in the competition and it's a big thing for us to play at the Kassam Stadium. Hopefully we can get as many people out as possible to show their support."

As well as a financial boost for the club, progression would mean a possible fifth round tie against one of the teams from the Women's Super League.

And as an ex-Arsenal player, the Oxford captain is hoping for a dream meeting against her old side.

She said: "Of course we are all staying focused on the game ahead, but I think secretly at the back of our minds we're all thinking about playing a big team in the next round.

"I personally have never been this far in the competition before and to draw Arsenal and show them what I can do would mean so much to me."